who chose to stay in the area farming and dairying became important
occupations. Cheese factories also quickly appeared. At one time
it was an important railroad center, but in 1992 the trains were
discontinued and the tracks were taken out. Today snowmobilers use
these trails in the winter.
important to the area residents and The Checkered Schoolhouse, located
at the corner of Route 98, and Kingsbury Road became an important
landmark. There were two factions within the town when it came to
deciding on a color for the schoolhouse. One group painted it white.
The story goes that in the middle of the night the other group showed
up and painted it red. Richard Robbins came up with the idea of painting
it red and white squares. The community thought this was a great
idea and the school remained checkered until it merged with the Franklinville
School District and the building was sold for a residence. Faint
remains of squares can be seen on the garage.
and hunting camps abound. Farmersville is the home of the Ischua
Valley Country Club and Golf Course.
From an article
by Alice Wright, Farmersville Historian